In West Sacramento, Man Killed POLICE Shooting Police shot and killed a man Thursday afternoon at Ikea Court in West Sacramento.
Just before 4 p.m. at Ikea Court near Reed Road, CBS13 crews heard about eight gunshots and saw a figure down the street. The field between the Arco and Shell gas stations was sealed off by police and an ambulance and fire department rushed to the scene with other police cars.
West Sacramento Police Sergeant Stefan Iwanicki says cops were first called to a suspect armed with a knife to the Walmart parking lot around 3:45 p.m.
The suspect, a man in his mid-20s, was shot by at least one officer at Ikea Court, not far from the parking lot, after getting out of his vehicle, the police said.
Officers reported that the suspect at the time of the shooting was armed.
Arco gas station witnesses say they have seen police surround a citizen in their car and tell the suspect to get out of the vehicle.
According to witnesses, as he jumped out of his car and fled for the officers, the suspect had something in his hand. Any observers claim that before the bullets were fired, they heard a taser being deployed.
After the attack, CBS13 reporters witnessed a pistol and knife on the ground next to the body. Police confirm that these things are not any of their guns in the force.
The suspect at the scene was found dead, police said.
"A witness said, "We don't know, he was probably dead on the field, just lying on the ground, and we saw police already pointing weapons at him.
"Witness Isabell Beavan said, "I just heard one alarm,' get out,' and one of the cops shot him with a taser and the other guys just kept shooting him with a rifle.
No police in the shooting were wounded.
Police warn residents to avoid the city, as while they conduct their investigation, the streets will be blocked for several hours.
Sgt. Iwanicki, West Sacramento Police Public Relations Office, said that the suspect who had not been arrested had past run-ins with their agency. If the defendant has any mental health problems, Iwanicki was unable to comment. Information of what ended in officers shooting their guns were not published by the police.
"The use of lethal force in the West Sacramento Police Department is something we treat extremely seriously, because that is the final resort because there are no more choices open," Sgt. Stefan Iwanicki said.
The Woodland Police Department and the District Attorney's Office in Yolo County will conduct an official investigation of the shooting involving the cop.
The last deadly shooting involving police in West Sacramento was when officers shot and killed 88-year-old Robert Coleman on Sept. 12, 2020.